SimCity Debut Trailer

SimCity, the king of city-building simulators is back, but you'll have to wait until 2013.

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110 comments
Jessiebt202
Jessiebt202

Why Why...show this to us now...its just not funny....2013...I have a good mind Not to buy it.....until 2014...l'll let it stew around all of 2013.....I may even decide to grow-up and get outside and get a life....lol

Zevvion
Zevvion

@Siddha19 Same here. I'm still excited though, as I think Sim City has always been a cool series. But a bit disappointed since I was really getting pumped up to play with these graphical visuals.

Patchezs
Patchezs

What the SimCity series has always lacked, in my opinion, is the real-life political element of municipal government - all the wheeling and dealing that goes on at City Hall. SimCity 3000 sort of got it, with developers offering cash for building harmful buildings, etc. Imagine Tropico but in a North American setting.

Patchezs
Patchezs

Looks like the same cartoony stuff they tried with Sim City Societies (which, might I remind you, bombed horribly). I certainly hope I'm wrong. That said, will I be getting it? Definitely.

Dragonslorddieg
Dragonslorddieg

It looks pretty nice, this is what SimCity should be the strategy game they had many years ago, is way more fun then the the care of the useless human that only knows to complain hahaha

Cptmcrofl
Cptmcrofl

Wow... that looks like a big stinky pile of fun.

rcviper02
rcviper02

They really know how to make trailers that get you excited. Been a fan of the series for almost two decades now and I'm really hoping this game delivers. :)

Siddha19
Siddha19

"Images not representative of real gameplay" ... and for the first minute, I was really excited.

shahab_fattahi
shahab_fattahi

i hope the game is really like this or even better.seems so nice and it seems like its back to the roots.(societies was really a big fail)

Gryphes2k
Gryphes2k

@maniac060 I don't blame I just criticize.

maniac060
maniac060

@Gryphes2k never said i did. all im saying is dont blame EA for BioWares mistakes.

Gryphes2k
Gryphes2k

@maniac060 u have no idea how big corporations work.

spyridian
spyridian

I am all for taking your time to ensure quality but please hurry up with the production of this game while still ensuring adequate quality

maniac060
maniac060

@Gryphes2k blame EA for the writers and developers at BioWare? i guess that makes sense *sarcasm over*

Gryphes2k
Gryphes2k

@maniac060 why not EA forces developers to finish it much quickly as possible so developers can't focus on their work because of the tension which ultimately lead for a poor quality product.

maniac060
maniac060

@Gryphes2k EA had nothing to do with Mass Effects ending. That was BioWare.

Kampercam
Kampercam

Hopefully Custom Content is allowed like SimCity4! Can't wait!

Kampercam
Kampercam

plz be like SimCity4! I can't wait to have my PC taxed out by this game!

Manhasted
Manhasted

For those stressing about the possibility that it won't stay true to its nature. There is hope and I think enough to prove it will be a good game. SimCity Societies didn't have Maxis developing it. The Maxis logo was clear as day at the start of this trailer and what I've learned from legit companies like Rockstar, Valve and in this case Maxis is that the company name makes a difference for the final project. Here's hope that this will be like SimCity 4

Gryphes2k
Gryphes2k

@Yams1980 true just like they've done to Dragon Age 2, Ending of Mass Effect 3.

Gryphes2k
Gryphes2k

wow that's effing awesome man.seems much more better than Cities XL 2012. let's hope this is the legit graphics.

BlackDevil99
BlackDevil99

hoping against hope we get a real Sim City game, but what with the last few city builders and EA's involvement...

adrianomar
adrianomar

I grew up on SimCity - I hope they don't botch it up

a_noobi
a_noobi

EA is well known for pushing unfinished, flawed stuff onto the market A reasonable consumer would comprehend or perhaps tolerate the Blizzard style, but not this way

Yams1980
Yams1980

EA will somehow screw this game up

emanwell
emanwell

I just hope EA won't release another flawed game, I've had it with bugs on EA games

Master_I
Master_I

super fun times! cant wait > _

GhostofWar75
GhostofWar75

I hope there is total war mode and destructibility in it.

Lattata
Lattata

About time...all I can say. Lets hope this is as good as Sim City 4 was!

JohnMark320
JohnMark320

I think Shanghai builds almost as rapidly as SimCIty :P

Dawn_oF_Doom
Dawn_oF_Doom

@evil_demons_mons the footage is not representative of actual gameplay footage... it said so at the ending. I love SimCity. Like CitiesXL too... but I think this one will take the crown when it's released. Hopefully it will also include all the things you could do in SimCity 3 Deluxe and much more... thinking space travel and military. Declare my own city state :).

zeifel
zeifel

I thought SimCity was dead after the release of Societies.. but this gives me hope, especially since the development is handed back to Maxis.

RonR0549
RonR0549

THANK GOODNESS! What a fantastic, stupendous and fun game to play...and with today's graphics, models, mods... I really, really can not wait to get my hands on this game once again...hell I have to reload my SimCity4 until then! Thanks for bringing it back with today's technologies! Fantastic!

talshiarr
talshiarr

Please, Maxis, Please. Sim City fans don't deserve another bad release. Do this right, don't drown it in politically correct social and eco dreck and corporate branding, just simulate building and maintaining a city and its structures.

mahk88596546216
mahk88596546216

this trailer makes me want to buy 38 big packs of M&M's and write "repesentative of one hundred dollars" on each M&M, then I could buy every copy of Simcity on earth and have the last laugh.

Elnath10
Elnath10

Trailer could be great but means nothing until we see an actual gameplay video

mindgamers
mindgamers

images not representative of actual gameplay... that means it would be greater! :D

core5
core5

Shutup and take my money!

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

I really hope they don't screw this up...

MN121MN
MN121MN

Hmm... Posh high-tech industrial one or dirty heavy industrials? I think I know my choice...

MN121MN
MN121MN

Wait, there was a trailer already?

CRASH-M
CRASH-M

AWESOME game i think i'll buy it

fox-orian
fox-orian

If you're complaining about an announcement trailer having graphics that won't be representative of the final, you're not excited about the core announcement here: this is SIMCITY -- the end graphics won't matter. That said, anyone who is a veteran fan of the game series will be excited over how much potential Maxis and EA have here with a hopeful return to roots of the series -- and also be terrified of how much there is at stake to lose here if they don't do it right. (SimCity Societies...)